Vikki Wakefield talks about the process of writing her Young Adult novel, Friday Brown. wakefield. ‘They call me Friday. It has been foretold that. Friday Brown is the breathtaking second novel from the author of the award- winning All I Ever Wanted. Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book, Friday Brown [Vikki Wakefield] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Instead, it is centered around the inner battle between oneself, between the need to belong and feel accepted and the urge to come unto oneself and lead.

And when I finished, I just wakefidld and hugged it for a while because I didn’t want to let it go.

A sense of place, crucial to all the characters, ensures the frixay is grounded and real. One of the most remarkable qualities about any Australian novel is its ability to make itself felt so life-like. May 10, jesse rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is moving.

Vikki Wakefield

This beautiful, brave book cements that position. All I Ever Wanted. This book has gotten a lot of love from the Australian release under the name “Friday Brown” as it’s an immensely gr I’m definitely in the minority here, standing out in a swarm of raving reviews. The mystery of the girls disappearing even through extensive searches for years — it’s just the lure.

Seventeen-year-old Friday Brown is on the run—running to escape memories of her mother and of the family curse.

And even though I was crying as I finished reading I was also left hopeful which is the best possible outcome after reading such a touching story. Joe is a straight-talking wise boy, and Carrie has fangs and a wounded past.


Friday’s journey and portrayal are painfully honest and once again, Wakefield’s characters are so vividly drawn their strength reverberates off the page. The Text Publishing Company. I have never heard a song which seems to fit a novel so beautifully.

The Story of My Book: Vikki Wakefield on Friday Brown

The characters as mentioned before, show more of their true nature in the second half of the book. She was born in Adelaide and still lives and writes there. This book has gotten a lot of love from the Australian release under the name “Friday Brown” as it’s an immensely gritty, literary read with layers of meaning and thought provoking themes.

It’s also a weird review to write because I can see what’s so great about the book, I understand why it could even be a Printz prize winner, but it was just not the right book at the right time for me. The characters are all unique in there own little way. Silence was a beautiful, quiet boy who spoke with a rasp and felt in visible. The bickering begins, the infighting, trips aakefield town for supplies. Nevertheless, it’s like its force whizzed right by me.

While friendships are being forged and the plot sails ahead into the unknown, there’s an undercurrent of danger – just enough to create a pool of dread right in the pit of my stomach. It feels sensitive and delicate and beautiful. In Murungal Creek, the town of never leaving, Friday faces the ghosts of her past.


Once you’re find your spot I was dragged along to Hanging Rock as a kid. Bree is an indigenous girl whose family perform street music, and Mailk is the muscle who sells drugs on the side.

It is, rather, an unflinching journey of the resonating relationships, losses, and discoveries that are all part of finding oneself. In the beginning, Friday Brown is cursed. This is Friday Brown in my eyes.

Friday Brown – Vikki Wakefield – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

I love his soul. How OFF she was. Jun 28, Stuti Turmeric isn’t your friend. Aug wakefeld, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: How a trouble shared is a trouble halved but things like love and joy are multiplied when you have someone to share them with. And do you actually have any say in the matter?

I buried my mother. Though most notably, Friday’s voice is real. There’s this gorgeous blend of adventure and tension. From the moment she viki away I wanted to protect her and this feeling increased once she reached the city. A mother who has told her stories about a curse that’s been in her family for generations. This was such an awkward, messy book to write—much like piecing together a quilt from mismatched pieces of fabric, without a pattern.

I ran away from a man who buried a swimming pool. I do recommend it to those frlday enjoy meaningful, raw, literary reads.